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breul 07-28-2013 11:24 AM

Pickup truck caps
Need to buy a cap for my 2013 F-150 supercab. Any one have any input on what I should be looking for? I see a lot of info on line, are they all about the same? Need to be able to carry 2 kayaks on top, each weigh about 40lbs.
I'm about 5'8' tall and loading and unloading kayaks might be an issue. Towing a 26ft Flagstaff TT and make an annual trip to Florida each Winter and several shorter trips during the summer. Any advise would be appreciated. Thanks.

meck51 07-28-2013 01:27 PM

I have a century cap or CTC. I'm told it is made by the same factory that makes Leer caps. I really enjoy mine. It looks very sharp almost along the lines of an SUV as the lines match up so closely to that of my truck. The window along the front comes out completely, I think I would have preferred a slider it would make it easier when carrying longer items. The windows on the sides open from front to back on a hinge, it suits me fine but I've heard from people that own dogs that they would like more air flow. I installed a bed rug which I think really makes it nice, cargo doesn't shift and it is soft on the knees when crawling into get cargo. I did get roof racks but they are an up charge. The only word of caution I have is be careful about payload, it is going to add around 200 lbs plus the weight of your kayaks and the rack, so maybe 300. I don't carry anything in my bed when I am hitched up except for a charcoal grille. But I am also pulling a slightly longer (35 tip to tail) and probably a little heavier unit. Good luck with whatever you choose.

Road-King 07-28-2013 01:46 PM

Look on Craigs list. You can save big bucks by buying used. You may need to be patient or be willing to travel a little.

I bought one for my truck off there for $250 and had it painted to match my truck for another $250. Added a cargo rack for $149 from Amazon and two sets of "J" racks for our Kayaks. Wife stands on the tailgate and I stand inside back door to load.

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